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in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks, will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefit that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. that's not for us to decide. it's an issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues that the military will decide and afghanistan will have no particular concern. when we're talking of numbers and how they are calculated. afghan interests. >>. >> translator: the government of afghanistan i would like to ask the question in my own language. mr. president, combative mission united states after 2014, how this mission will be, how will it be resembling, resembling the same mission as it was during 11 years? or is there a difference? different kind of mission. those who are in pakistan, particularly the safe havens that are in pakistan, wha
to risk the full faith and credit of the united states for whatever agenda you have. the business community felt that. the public felt that. and so the fact that they have backed off both -- not only the idea that we should hold debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last several years. the budget control act of 2011 put rigid
. >>> coming up next, more on title ix. the investigative unit exposes another school ignoring title ix this time involving alleged sex abuse and the teacher. joo [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> welcome back. now more on title ix. a disturbing case, a south bay teacher charged with sexually abusing five of his students while he awaits trial, the investigative unit has uncovered the school district violated that federal law designed to protect students in situations just like this one. >> translator: she loves to read. it's her favorite thing to do. >> reporter: a mother's love for her child felt in her words. >> translator: she is an adorable, pretty child, very quiet. >> reporter: a tie so strong, her greatest pain, witnessing her little girl suffer. >> translator: it's bad. >> reporter: their daughter went to whalwhalwha
, a powerful supporter of the california national guard's leadership speaks out in an investigative unit exclusive. >>> and a rescue at sea caught on camera. a surfer's daring move to reach safety. >>> and good evening, feeling more like spring than winter. we've got some big changes coming our way. not only colder weather, but also rain. i'll detail the timeline coming up. >>> police are hoping you can help identify an armed man who robbed a cell phone and check cashing store saturday night. he was caught on surveillance cameras. police say the man walked into the store holding the gun, just watch, and as soon as he got inside, he pointed it at the employees and demanded money. the three employees were able to get behind a room with bulletproof glass and lock the door as the gunman behind started firing. none of the employees luckily were hurt. the suspect was last seen running from that store. >>> it's been a tumultuous few months at the california national guard. tonight more conflict and back biting. this time, the guard's largest union is questioning the leadership of general david
in the south bay. >>> also -- >> i think it was a colossal failure of evergreen. >> the investigative unit uncovers how a school district mishandled a federal requirement regarding sexual abuse allegationses. >>> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez. diane dwyer is off tonight. the search is on for a man accused of a heinous crime in san francisco. police say this man doused his girlfriend with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire. that attack happened earlier today in the bay view district as her family members and strapgers watched in horror. nbc bay area is live at st. francis hospital where the victim is being treated for serious burns. monte, her family hoping that she will pull through. >> reporter: kris, that's right. the victim is here at the burn unit. family members tell me that she remains in critical condition tonight. in the meantime, police have identified her boyfriend as the prime suspect. and he is still at large. >> i just want to know why he did it. she didn't deserve it. >> reporter: family members and other witnesses watched in har reporter this after as the ma
for 500 affordable housing units in years to come. some residents are questioning the possible sites chosen. kris sanchez is live with more on tonight's vote. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. a lot of the residents who say they're going to come to this meeting say not only were they left out of the process, but they think their town should be pushing back against the state requirements. this man and his wife said they found out the plan for affordable housing as they were putting the local newspaper into their bird cage and saw the town's legal notice. otherwise they would not have known the empty lot across the street from their town is in the overlay zone. >> it segregates the affordable housing to a tiny part of town, far from downtown. ultimately does a disservice to the affordable housing residents and to the town as a whole. >> reporter: he said there's a better way to create affordable housing without devaluing properties and putting stress on local school districts. he and other concerned citizens put their own ad in the same local paper to inform their neighbors and per
with a temporary boiler but there appear to be some other issues in some of the units where water -- hot water is not getting up to the unit itself. >> reporter: south lake towers spokesman told me employees are going door-to-door measuring the temperature at each tap and the boiler will be fixed within the next week or two. residents say they're not so sure. >> well, i'm a betting man. it will work two or three hours and go out again. >> reporter: residents expect another update from the management company tomorrow aft afternoon at 1:00. the city code enforcement department is expecting the same thing. by the way, we did check with the city code enforcement department. the management company here was cited in 2007 when they installed the boiler are for not having the proper paperwork. that has now been resolved but they have been crated for other code violations since then not related to the boil er. >> thank you, kris. >>> new details on the big tree that came crashing down onto a home in the north bay and also knocked down a power pole. pg&e restored power to some people but still about 30
. the students who live in this unit behind me are completely shaken up. they say it was about 3:00 in the morning when some men kicked in the front door, demanding money and marijuana. they made them get down on the floor while they searched for it. >> i've never had a gun in my face before. that was pretty intense. >> reporter: he's scared to show his face and hearing his story, it's easy to understand why. five men broke into his richmond district duplex overnight. >> they ended up getting a little violent with us. hit some of the guys. they kicked me in the throat. >> reporter: it was 3:00 in the morning. after the ordeal, san francisco police spent hours at the scene. they gathered fingerprints from the kitchen knife the men used to threaten the college students and their friends. >> two of the guys went through all our stuff. and there was one guy holding us in the room. he kept asking for drugs and stuff. but we didn't have anything like that. we're thinking this house used to be a grow house or something like that. >> reporter: they tore through the house and eventually t
. the congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the results for the global economy could be catastrophic. >> congress has vowed to use the upcoming votes to get more spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare. some are threatening a government shutdown. in a moment, we'll talk to alan simpson and erskine bowles about where they see the fiscal cliff deal leaving the country. they say it falls short. but first, the man who brokered the deal with the white house on behalf of the republicans and no doubt will be a key figure in the battles ahead, the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell. he joins me now. leader mcconnell, happy new year. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good morning, david. >> let me talk about a preview of coming attractions and the fights ahead, including the debt ceiling that was so bitterly contested back in the summer of 2011. here is something you said in august of 2011 that i wanted to show our viewers and have you respond to. you said then, i think some of our members may have thought the default on paying america's
of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight. but more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you've shown us since we've begun this long journey together. >> hello, i am jill biden's husband, and i'm delighted to be with you all here. in the weeks and months ahead, we're going to reduce gun vi
-- >> for the 44th president of the united states, his position already cemented in the history books, this was the crowning moment. his reward after a bruising campaign, his entry into the even more exclusive club of two-term presidents. >> thank you. >> the presidents' day started with morning services at the place they call, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two miles, t
and russia that he still is interested in a fight. >> reporter: the united nations estimates that the nearly two-year-long conflict has killed 60,000 people. efforts to broker a political deal are deadlocked. >> more syrians will die in 2013 than 2012. it will be a carnage, a bloodbath. >> reporter: activists say one of the deadliest attacks in recent days was at a gas station in damascus, killing nine. around the country, people are suffering, thousands cut off from electricity, water and food. there are hundreds of thousands of refugees, including this woman in a camp in jordan. "bashar only speaks," she says. "if he was right, he would not make us homeless, he would not destroy our homes." today, assad blamed all of his country's hardships on the opposition. he gave no sign he will ever leave syria. and when the speech ended, the resolute president was swarmed. his security team forced to push adoring supporters away. the leadership of the opposition say they won't negotiate as long as assad is in power. and this evening, the u.s. state department responded to the speech, saying this was
that's tied to an auxiliary power unit, a battery pack and there have been other emergency landings and problems with electrical systems over the last few months or so. united airlines has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. most aviation experts believe that these are problems with a high-tech plane but they could also start to undermine confidence in the 787. brian? >> tom costello on the latest problem from san diego tonight, tom, thanks. >>> now to an unwelcome surprise for millions of americans this new year, health insurance premiums that are causing sticker shock, double-digit increases in some places, suddenly a whole lot of families are watching this happen in the era of the so-called affordable care act, better known as obama care. we get an explanation here tonight from nbc's lisa myers. >> reporter: as a pediatrician, dr. jan mayzell knows all about rising medical costs but she was stunned to discover the cost of her own health insurance is going up a whopping 25% this year. >> i'm impacting my ability to retire because i'm depleting my savings to keep this health in
road, a man broke into one of the units carrying what police say was a replica gun, the two struggled and the resident ended up stabbing and killing the intruder. turns out the break-in was a plot designed by the wife and boyfriend, by strong arming him, they were planning to separate because of the affair she was having. >> they started this plot two weeks ago, she provided our suspects, our additional suspect ises wi -- additional suspects keys to the residence. and the plan was put in play. when three individuals, one that is dee ceased now, attempted to burglarize this location. >> police have in custody, the wife, 28-year-old charmaine taijeron and matt parker and charles parker and jimmy salgado, the suspect that was killed was 54-year-old robert lyndsay who was a transient, but they all know each other. now according to police, charles parker, delgado and lyndsay broke in, and the survivi survi suspects are being charged with murder because someone was killed while thebu break in was being committed. >>> it's a big heist worth almost a million bucks and tonight the reward is wo
of the united states is saying that. >> reporter: joe scarborough of "morning joe" had an a-rating from the nra when he was in congress. >> the more the nra speaks out after the slaughter of these 20 first graders, the worse they make it for their side. >> reporter: so far, a majority of the house still has a-ratings for their votes from the gun lobby. >> it has clout, because it had members in every state and almost every congressional district and because it's built up a reputation of effectiveness. >> reporter: the question now is whether that will change after the massacre at sandy hook elementary. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there is breaking news in the air tonight. and it's bad news for boeing. after a slew of problems, the faa has ordered all the new 787 dreamliners grounded for the time being. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's in our washington newsroom tonight with this still-developing story. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. this action essentially ground all 787s around the world, because other governments generally follow the faa's lead. the faa's e
-- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenly gave himself a promotion. >> i am proud to be president of the united states -- >> reporter: together, the president and vice president also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in arlington nation
to the question. it's a hostage that's worth ransoming, the debt ceiling of the united states government. is that the strategy that you would ransom that here again to force the kind of spending cuts that you think are necessary? >> it's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. and that's our excessive spending. >> but you're conceding that that may be the strategy this time? >> well, what the strategy ought to be is we ought to be doing something about the problem. >> well, i understand that. but there are additional problems as well that flow from that. as you know, after the debt ceiling was resolved in the summer of 2011, america's credit rating was downgraded. johningler was the republican governor of michigan and said the following. he said this is to bloomberg news. it's a terribly blunt, clumsy instrument to try to use. it's not a good weapon for anything except destroying our own credit rating. so i understand your views about spending, and we can continue on that. but just as
memorial, marks about the halfway point on this ride from this white house to the united states capitol. brian, he's passing in front of us right now to the excitement of the people here behind me. >> willie geist whose height and physical size blocks the few of no fewer than 200 people, no doubt. willie, is the limousine up to you yet? >> yes, it is. here it comes right now. the beast is right in front of us as we speak. >> so this is the part of -- if you're watching at home, this is the part of the day people usually don't preposition themselves to see. they end up seeing it almost by accident because they're getting in place for the later part of the day when they go back to the white house. and everybody can get a good look. believe me, those security folks in washington are ready for this. it's a long shot from the capit capitol. as we look at these pictures, we have been joined by a friend of ours here in the studio. peggy nunan is with us. peggy, let's look at when this falls in our political life in this country. what an awful time we've had concerning these two parties getting
of three suffered serious burns. she is now at the burn unit at st. francis hospital. police say the burns are life threatening. i want to give you another look here at the suspect. he is 22-year-old dexter oliver. police are still searching for them. if you can help them locate the suspect, you're asked to call the san francisco police. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> this just in. oakland police are asking for your help finding a missing woman. police sent us this picture of gloria ji this morning. her husband called police after she failed to show up for work, and he suspects foul play. gloria ji is 63 years old, 5'1" and wears glasses. investigators found her car in oakland. anyone with information is asked to call oakland pd's missing persons department. >>> police looking into the city's first homicide of the year. police were called to the 1900 block of tripoli block this morning just before 8:00. that's where they found a dead body in front of a home. police say the unidentified adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. an ambul
these cases, the investigators, the criminalists in our unit. >> reporter: the d.a.'s office reopened its cold case unit only back in 2010, and so that is being credited with helping make the arrest of this 22-year-old homicide here in the city of mountain view. neither family members for the victim or the suspect were in court today and the prosecutor says because she fought back, the victim was able to lead prosecutors to the suspected killers. live in mountain view, i'm damian trujillo. >>> police are searching for three suspects who stole a pet grooming van and crashed it into a south san jose business. the driver lost control of the shopping center and crashed into a smoke shop. happening around 6:30 this morning. the suspect then took off on foot, abandoning the van, moments after the crash. >> they were partying inside the van. they had alcohol. probably a dui and that probably contributed to them losing control of the van and running into a business here. >> police found 12 packs of beer, evidence that could help identify them. the crash caused major damage to the store. luckily, thoug
of it on the table as the city of los gatos faces off with residents over plans for some 400 affordable housing units. can they find a right fit in a city known for affluent homes and an upscale lifestyle? george kiriyama was at the meeting. how did it go? >> reporter: it is still going on right now and it appears the town council is ready to send it back to committee after a very intense public hearing. they may revisit some of the 36 other sites and see if there are better locations. the number one concern from the dozens of neighbors who spoke, number one, increasing traffic followed by decreasing property values. then the quality of education going down. that was the third concern. there are a few locations where the more than 450 affordable housing units would be built but the walnut orchard near highway 17 and highway 85 is the one where many feel building more homes will turn an already congested area into a bumper-to-bumper traffic nightmare. the neighborhood is a one way in and one way out and there's worry property values will go down if high density housing comes to the area. families with
party, the party of lincoln, the party of people who united this country again and again. let's be that. and let's stop trying to be these dixiecrats. it just doesn't work for anybody. >> senator, do you regret some of the comments about abortion in this last cycle, about rape, about what colin powell thought were failed racist comments from the party? >> well, david, the fact that we are losing over 3,000 unborn children a day is an important issue. but republicans or conservatives should not engage in a debate about exceptions for abortions when the other side will not even agree that we have real people, real human beings. we need to fight the battle where it should be fought. life is important. we know from all of the new technology and improved sonograms that we do have a baby. and it's important that we fight for that. but instead of just offering my opinion on some hypothetical debate about exceptions for abortions, we need to move it back and particularly work with the states that are fighting for just the personhood of the child. if we can start there, i think america will move
living in this 212-unit apartment building in san jose have had problems getting hot water since december 3rd. >> we're told, catch it when you can. >> reporter: tenants say they've tried to do that. but the water doesn't stay hot long enough even for a quick shower. >> by the time i put on my soap and everything, ice cold. this morning i -- it's easy for me to catch cold that way. >> luke warm. >> yeah, this is not hot at all. when you get in there when the water is hot and then it turns cold, that can be rather shocking for somebody who is 70 to 80 to 90 years old. >> reporter: we asked to speak for management but instead issued a statement from a firm which represents the town park towers. the statement says, the problem with the solar heating system was immediately addressed and repaired on december 3rd. but then another problem was discovered. it goes on to say, as of noon today, quote, the replacement boiler system is providing residents with hot water while we make repairs. >> i have ice cold. >> i know. >> reporter: this evening we went inside two different units and left the tap
in the united states senate that deal with those three items. the fourth item has to do with people who essentially lie on background checks, they fail background checks. there were over 71,000 people in 2009 who failed on a background check in an attempt to purchase a gun, but only 44 of those folks were prosecuted. so the president is essentially going to order his justice department to say you know what, don't let these people fall through the cracks, prosecute the laws on the books. and interestingly enough, brian, this is something the nra, this last proposal, is something the nra says it supports. we'll see. this is going to be a tough road to hoe in congress, we know that, but one of the things about this, brian, one gun control activist said to us this is the most sweeping gun proposals since 1968, following the assassinations of r.f.k. and m.l.k. >> thanks, chuck todd at the white house. again, the late word on what we will be able to ascertain will be in the president's announcement tomorrow. >>> here's the other piece of this, elsewhere in the country, independent of the pres
's not going to negotiate, he better think again. he's president of the united states. he's not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: the last time congress fought over the debt ceiling the u.s. saw the first ever credit downgrade. >> it may take a default, another downgrade and the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: a new congress with old issues still undecided. >> and that was nbc's tracie potts. >>> in aurora, colorado, family members of victims from this summer's movie theater shooting are disgusted by the theater's plans to reopen. cinemark plans to show a movie in the theater where 12 people were injured and 58 injured when a gunman opened fire on july 20th. in the letter eight of the victims' families say plans to go back to business as usual are appalling and returning to the theater would be like entering a slaughterhouse. >> none of us are interested in ever stepping foot in that theater, that killing field, ever again. and to assume that we would warm to that idea is really astonishing to me. >> the families sa
, a different plane also at logan caught fire. it was empty at the time. united airlines, the only american airier to operate the dreamliner said it has ordered inspections of all of its 787s. it's not a serious problem given the high-tech plane but they warned it could still undermine consumer confidence. >>> the government is calling for an urgent review of the nation's arctic offshore drilling practices in the wake of a series of missteps voflg the shell oil company. this week's grounding of a shell oil rig off the coast of alaska is just the latest in a string of blunders zaents involving the company's ship and support equipment. the 60-day assessment could halt or scale back plans to open alaska's arctic waters to oil exploration. >> some new figures from the u.s. census bureau more u.s. citizens are on the move to find a better life and doing it a faster rate. 3.9% of the population moved to a different county in 2011. that's the highest level since before the recession began. up from 3.5% in 2009 and 2010. experts say the increase could signal a healthier economy with more job opport
departments in this two days and i've never seen anything like this in the united states. at boston's briggaman's women's hospital, veteran e.r. nurse jana gil has seen it all. >> i've been working here for 27 years in the er. >> but she has never seen a flu season quite like this. >> we have seen a huge increase in patients coming in, with the nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and upper respiratory infections with the fever and cough and body aches. >> i am declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> boston's mayor is warning the threat is very serious. so far this season, there have been approximately 700 cases in this city alone. a ten-fold increase from last year's entire flu season. across the united states, schools in some areas are temporarily closed or postponing extracurricular activities. and it's now so bad that hospitals like the mayo clinic and others are restricting visitors or prohibiting them all together, at least for the time being. and it's getting worse. >> it's come back early and rather fiercely. it's a rather virulent strain so we're having a modera
rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with a very public campaign, mara. started last night with an op-ed the president published in "the connecticut post." the newspaper up there where the newtown tragedy happened. in it he said that congress needs to help and not hinder bypassing this ban on assault weapons and on magazines, but it looks like that's iffy here on capitol hill. the white house also has a campaign-style tour planned, we don't know where he'll stop, but they are hoping speeches the president does around the country will draw support. and they are launching a website with videos from victims talking about different ways they want to curb gun violence. so a lot of things being planned by the white house. at this point it looks to be shaping up to be quite a fight. >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you for that. >>> americans held hostage, last
for a court appearance, he was found in the philippines and returned to the united states today. >>> what was a friend gesture is now a threat in local neighborhoods. we hear from people in pleasantpleasant enton that say knocks on the front door is something they fear. >> good evening, we are off of the 680 freeway, it's the neighborhoods that run parallel two miles up that -- where people say they have been targeted with knocks on their doors and not the good kind. >> when no one answered one family's nightmare began. the woman on this home said a while man in his late teens tried to pry and then kick down her door after 11:00 in the morning when her mother-in-law screamed he took off in a white pickup that was spotted a few doors down. >> kind of like he was looking for an address like he was lost. >> this more of three said she is on edge, knowing it happened when it was light out in a neighborhood dotted with warnings of security systems. >> knowing that somebody is that brazen to get through the door or want to get through the door is gut wrenching for me. i mean, i don't want to an
. the police department's robbery unit has taken over the investigation. >>> san francisco police are hoping a distinct surveillance video will help lead them to a pair of bank robbers. the suspects held employees at gunpoint was clearly visible wearing a black orlando magic baseball hat and a striped button up shirt. the accomplice guarded the entrance while he stole the money. it happened on the 600 block of gary boulevard. the two got away in a dark colored vehicle. >>> a special community meeting being held and set up to talk about arming some san francisco police officers with tasers. chief greg sir wants to give about 100 officers those weapons in conjunction with new training on how to deal with mentally ill suspects. sir first introduced that proposal after an officer shot and killed a man armed carrying a box cutter last year. opponents of the plan say even though tasers are considered non lethal, they can be deadly. the sfpd not currently using tasers. >>> caltran's crews are working to repair sections of the bay bridge damaged when an ail tanker hit a tower this month. our chop yo
look forward to seeing that. if you have a tip for the investigative unit. call us or send an e-mail to the unit at nbc bay area.com. >>> we're tracking our latest storm that is beginning move in with widespread cloud cover. timeline coming up. and even with the storm moving in, expect another spare the air day on wednesday, with poor air quality. we have the timeline again on that rain in a few minutes. >>> it sure did look authentic, but was beyonce lip syncing at yesterday's inauguration? >>> and more proof tonight the big movement can come in small packages. the story of one woman's little library that will make the bay area proud. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> in health matters, a drop in childhood asthma. after the first year of the ban, childhood asthma fell by 12%. the smoke-free law may have changed perce
chris stevens, that the united states consulate in benghazi could not survive a sustained assault. numerous warnings, including personally to me about the security were unanswered or unaddressed. >> reporter: she counted that congress has cut money for security. >> currently, the house has holds on bilateral security assistance, on other kinds of support for anti-terrorism assistance. so we have got to get our act together between the administration and the congress. >> reporter: after a break, the house was even tougher than the senate. >> i think when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office, on -- >> if i could -- 1.43 million cables a year come to the state department. they are all addressed to me. >> madam secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap. and that's national security malpractice. >> reporter: throughout the day, the subtext for partisans on both sides, this was not the last act for hillary clinton. >> you will be sorely missed. but i for one hope not for too long. >> madam sec
. first, united airlines is going to chop about 600 jobs through buyouts and layoffs. netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $700 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers aren't too happy. and some filed class action lawsuits claiming the footlong is only 11 inches long. even the six inch sub doesn't measure up too. the suit says customers are owed a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway has declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled efforts to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. >>> straight ahead, a super size controversy surroundg the super bowl's superdome. >>> plus, what is this, is it a bird, a plane, a man? we'll tell you. you're watching "early today." >>> we have
safe but the citizens. >> it was one of several organized in cities across the united states, from san francisco to new jersey. >> i hope that the power of regular people will actually assert itself, in contrast to lobbying power of the nra. >> they say they're gearing up for an all out battle, insisting gun bans make no one safer. vice president biden is spearheading public push for new gun legislation that will strengthen background checks, limit high capacity ammunition magazines and get assault weapons off the streets. >> this is about action. no more talk. if not now, when. >> the american debate over guns. hitting home in the nation's capital. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> the senate is set to begin hearings on gun control debate next wednesday. and supporters of gun control gathered in the bay area as part of the nationwide effort. >> gun control now! gun control now! >> the members of the grass roots group called one million moms for gun control, committed to passing what they call common sense gun control laws in the united states. >> no one can stand on the sidelines
. the 92-year-old judo coach at san jose state is a legend in the judo world. he was coach of the united states' first olympic judo squad in tokyo in 1964. over his 60-plus-year coaching, the coach's teams at san jose states have won more than 40 national championships, and he recently received the legend award from the san jose state hall of fame. still, nothing perhaps made him prouder this year than the surprise success of the 2012 olympic games in london of one of his prized pupils. marty malloy won the bronze medal in the women's 57-kilogram category. >>> coming up, you might call her the caped crusader. >> make superhero capes. that's it. >> in the light of day she's a danville mom. behind closed doofrs, she follows her cause -- doors, she follows her cause selling cape after cape. >>> if there's been one theme to the "bay area proud" stories we've done about volunteers, it's that people often begin with something they know well. there was a guy who was good at repairing bikes who now fixes them for the homeless. or the couple who owned a salon giving free haircuts to seniors. barb
. nothing has happened in the united states. actually nothing. there's reasons for optimism from the shale. people are excited talking about that. and there's some optimism coming from the easy money, i suppose, still. but i think in the united states, you know, if we get to the consensus, which needs to be 3% at the end of the year, i think that would be good. >> let me ask you about the economy, relative to what's going on in washington. we know this week that the house voted to extend the debt ceiling for a few months. we still face the sequestration and the continuing resolution. how does this play out? >> forever. >> feels like that. >> forever. they don't agree. so we're seeing an overlay of this, you know, one side the republicans, the other side the democrats. and i must say post-election, president obama has become more aggre aggressive. military spending, they don't agree with what taxation should be, title, on and on and on. gun control, they don't agree. and on the other hand, you know, we have this sort of slow economy that makes it more difficult to cut a deal. and i should a
in an intensive care unit, and as we have seen from these uptick in numbers, 62% less chance of dying. this isn't over. i don't think we're at the 50 yard line yet. we still have a long time until march and april so i would urge people, disregard that, and remember, two out of three times, you're ahead of the game. >> we're trying to be very cautious here in our tight spaces. nancy snyderman, thank you, as always. >>> now to our weather. and as we said, this won't help. it's one of those really unusual days where things seem upside down. it was 20 degrees colder today in san diego than it was in chicago. we have a live look tonight at the university of north dakota and grand forks. that will get your attention. there are more than 12,000 fans expected to attend a hockey game there tonight. they may have a tough time getting there because a blizzard warning is in effect. just one area where travel will be dangerous, just as we all head into the weekend. our report tonight from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: pounded by snow and sleet, this weekend, much of utah is under a winter storm warnin
, the full and faith credit of the united states. the treasury department says the u.s. has until march to increase the nation's borrowing limit. otherwise, the country will likely default on its loans. republicans do not seem to be in the mood to negotiate after compromising on the so-called fiscal cliff last month. the gop says it will only raise the debt limit if there are equal dollar for dollar cuts in spending. otherwise, many republican lawmakers have threatened to force a shutdown of the government or let the country default on its loans and hurt its credit rating. the president this morning says that is unacceptable. >> a self-inflicted wound on the economy. it would slow down our growth, might tip us into recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. >> reporter: and it would, the president warned, delay checks for social security and veterans' benefits. the president also said he would soon ask lawmakers to create new gun laws in the wake of the newtown massacre. he will likely seek universal background checks, limit on high-capacity magazines and a ban on a
are getting bolder. kris? >> reporter: hi there, raj. san jose police response times are up. the burglary unit is no more, nor is the truancy unit that lowered the burglary rate in the daytime hours by rounding up teenagers who were suppose d to be at school and now san jose police say the fact these burglars are striking in the middle of the day and they're coming upon homeowners may mean they're getting more bold. maxine walker's security gate was locked when a man rang the doorbell at her home in east san jose tuesday afternoon. >> he said is michael home. i slammed the door. but i had no idea he'd gone next door. i thought he was really looking for a michael. >> reporter: turns out the man was looking for an opportunity and when walker's neighbor did not answer the door, several suspects broke in. the woman hid in a bedroom and called police. >> yesterday was a busy day for burglaries, specifically in east san jose. >> reporter: four robberies in three hours in the foothill divisi division. in three of them burglars crossed paths with the residents before police could arrive. >> and at lea
,000 of those attendees are from countries outside the united states. and by the way, ces says it's green. think about this -- if attendees wanted to see all these products all around the world, they would have to travel 700 million miles. that's a lot of business travel. now these attendees will also drink some 17,000 cups of coffee over the next few days. if you drank one cup a day, it would take you 47 years to reach that many. one final note -- each home here in the united states has 24 consumer electronic products. i guess that's why they have the show. here at ces, we talk a lot about the big technology companies like nvidia and intel, apple and samsung. the auto industry is also going totally high tech. here's how. the idea of technology in cars is something we expect. it's everywhere. in our dashboards, telling us where to go and helping us drive more safely and economically. heck, this lexus on the ces floor claims it will drive itself to you. when we visited ford, we found something else. not just technology in the car but a platform for app developers. >> party with us. we'll help you
of the california national guard and its largest un quon. the investigative unit with the latest development into the culture behind the guard. >> and a commute with a special significance, the special celebration in honor of martin luther king jr. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather cent center. feeling more like spring than winter outside for today. 75 and 69 in gilroy. santa teresa at 69. major changes this week. we'll let you know how cold it could get and when the rain drops return in a few minutes. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> it took three hours but the chp has reopened all lanes of southbound 880 after a big rig jackknifed around 2:00 this afternoon, the resulting backup more than a mile long. you see our nbc helicopter on the scene. no other vehicles were involved thankfully in the crash. because the truck was leaking diesel fuel, the right three lanes had be to be shut down in order to
one of the apartment units shot at least once. she was taken to the regional medical center and she died an hour later. now investigators are looking at her death as a homicide. at this point there are no suspects. detectives are trying to figure out what led up to this and trying to figure out if she was shot inside the apartment or somewhere else. >> right now they both -- we don't know where the crime occurred so we're going to have to have a picture of what happened. >> reporter: and this is san jose's second homicide of 2013. live from san jose, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. >>> i and the to take you back to the fire in oakland we showed you at the top of the show. you can see the flames burning through the top of the building. we understand it's a three-story building right off of 880 in a residential mixed use neighborhood. you can see the fire is burning right through the roof of that building. there are lots of firefighters on scene. traffic is moving around the home, and it's butting up against 880. so far we haven't heard any word of any traffic problems. a great am
. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members ha
. >> the patrol officer came to the door, went inside and pulled them out. >> reporter: a unit in the rear was burning, smoke detectors blaring as firefighters made their way in. >> they went into rescue mode. weren't able to get all the way inside the house. there was one person that was rescued out, a male occupant. and then as they knocked down the fire, they found a female resident in the back bedroom. >> reporter: investigators believe that's where the fire may have started. the woman died at the scene and police say the man rented from the woman. neighbors tell us she was known to smoke often. though early on a cause was still under investigation. >> it's sad. especially when somebody doesn't get out, it's too bad. >> reporter: and i just made a phone call and still no word yet on a cause. the victim's identity hasn't been released yet either but we're expected to have that information released some time later today. reporting live in sunnyvale, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> christie, thank you very much. >>> also in sunnyvale, highway 101 northbound now back open following a
in dreamliners and other planes. ge, a part owner of nbc. last month united airliners dreamliner traveling from houston to new jersey made an emergency landing in new orleans when a power generator failed and just last friday an ana dreamliner in japan was delayed due to an oil leak. now officials like we said once again just a little while ago have grounded the entire fleet of ana 787s. >>> san francisco is cracking down on smoking again. now you can still smoke on a public street unless the city closes off the street for a fair or festival. the board of supervisors approving an ordinance mandating that promoters post signs saying that outdoor events are smoke-free events. >>> could the bay area's biggest airport change its name? a san francisco lawmaker today introduced legislation to rename sfo harvey milk san francisco international airport. milk was the first openly gay lawmaker. he needs five other supervisors to agree before it can go on the november ballot. if the charter amendment passes s sfo would be the first airport named for someone who is openly guy. it would cost a quarter of a
will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states safely. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> it was a moment for the history books. president obama gets set to take his second oath of office. there is a national day of service. a private and a public swearing in followed by a parade and inauguration ball. as steve handelsman tells us there's a more serious undertone for this inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the presidential viewing stand bulletproof rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working e
a good candidate for secretary of defense, the men and women in the armed forces of the united states and their parents who know that this is a guy who will be very careful about putting their lives at risk, 'cause he put his life at risk. he know what is war is and he will fight a wars if the's necessary but a guy that will do it with great deliberation and care. beyond that he went back to nebraska, ran for senate. became a senator. said he would only serve two terms. only served two terms. and when he was elected the second time, he was elected with 83% of the vote. this is a guy respected by his fellow citizens of nebraska. served here for a total of 12 years. and what did he do when he left the senate? he came became an ac testimony knick georgetown, school of foreign service, teaching the new leaders. he also has been co-chairman of the president's intelligence advisory board. he is alsos on the defense policy board. this is a gentleman who knows all of these issues in depth. he is a fellow who speaks his mind. he sometimes gets in trouble with those who think he should not spea
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